Discover two of the oldest cities of Portugal. The origin of Guimarães dates back to a villa, then called Vimaranes, even today the inhabitants of Guimarães are called “Vimaranenses”. Considered World Heritage site by Unesco, and the cradle of the nation, it is a highly rich and historical city where you can find the castle that accomodated the counts of Portugal during the 10th and 11th century, the Bragança Duques Palace of the 15th century and a beautiful walk in the historical city center.
And Braga, a religious city with more than 2000 years of history, visible in its monuments and churches, and the Cathedral is the most imposing one that displays various styles, from Roman to Baroque, also boasting splendid houses, particularly from the 18th century. A young, cosmopolitan and multicultural city, Braga confidently displays a wide range of scenarios of success and prosperity, extending its tutelary and entrepreneurial arms to areas as vital as culture, commerce, industry and services.
We will pick up at your accommodation in Oporto, in a comfortable car or minivan around 08:45 AM.
We may start visiting the very traditional and interesting Braga City Centre. It has the oldest Cathedral in Portugal. The first one to be built in the country. After this visit, we will head to the breathtaking and famous place, Bom Jesus do Monte and its stately sanctuary.
Interesting fact: you can find an extraordinary road in Portugal, where the car will go magically up de street even thought the road is slanted down. Let us sugget you to check with your guide if you have time to drop by this special place.
On our way to Guimarães, enjoy a very tasty and typical lunch in a highly recommended restaurant. But also, feel free to ask your guide some other alternatives nearby.
Arriving Guimarães prepare youself to be amazed by unforgetable afternoon in the majestic Castle and the stunning Duques de Bragança Palace, including each room, full of the most historical details. Afterwards you will be able to enjoy Guimarães centre free time to shopping, walk around and taste some typical pastry.
After some free time in this beautiful place, we will drive you back to Porto, full of new memories to remember and stories to tell.
The estimated time of arrival to Porto is around 06:00 PM.